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Key Votes

S 1447 - Federalize Aviation Security bill - Key Vote

National Key Votes

Elton Gallegly voted Yea (Conference Report Vote) on this Legislation.

Read statements Elton Gallegly made in this general time period.

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Legislation - Signed (Executive) - Became Public Law No. 107-071 -
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (House) (410-9) - (Key vote)

Title: Federalize Aviation Security bill

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that federalizes airport security and strengthens security measures.

Highlights:
  • Requires that baggage handlers and screeners be federalized within 1 year of bill's enactment, but airports could voluntarily opt out of this condition 3 years after enactment.
  • Establishes a pilot program in 5 airports that would rely on private screeners working under federal supervision.
  • Calls for enhanced anti-hijacking training for flight crews.
  • Prohibits access to cockpit for anyone other than crew members.
  • Requires stronger locks on doors leading to the cockpit.
  • Underwrites new security measures by charging passengers a $2.50 boarding charge, with a maximum of $5 for multi-leg trips.
Legislation - Conference Report Adopted (Senate) -
Legislation - Bill Passed With Amendment (House) -
Note:

NOTE: THIS IS A SUBSTITUTE BILL, MEANING THE LANGUAGE OF THE ORIGINAL BILL HAS BEEN REPLACED. THE DEGREE TO WHICH THE SUBSTITUTE BILL TEXT DIFFERS FROM THE PREVIOUS VERSION OF THE TEXT CAN VARY GREATLY.

NOTE: THIS VOTE PASSED BY UNANIMOUS CONSENT, MEANING NO MEMBER OBJECTED TO THE PASSAGE OF THE VOTE. THIS DOES NOT NECESSARILY INDICATE THAT ALL MEMBERS FAVORED THE VOTE'S OUTCOME.

Legislation - Bill Passed (Senate) (100-0) -
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Federalize Aviation Security bill

Sponsors

  • Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings (SC - ) (Out Of Office)

Co-sponsors

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